Wednesday, June 11, 2008


No end of soldiers in the streets yesterday -- they're everywhere! You see them walking around in their fatigues or dress uniforms on every block, sometimes groups of two or three. A lot of people think that the military is basically already in control, and I must admit it looks that way. Enormous trucks carrying more soldiers roll by every once in a while, too. Some of them seem to be patrolling, but some of them seem to be headed somewhere carrying backpacks. God knows what's going to happen after the run-off, but hopefully someone will send monitors in and things will stay relatively quiet.

Plenty of police, too, many of them looking barely older than teenagers. They've put up roadblocks in a lot of areas, although they seem to wave most people through.

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